The Difference Baker

58 ratings
$ • Bakery, Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
20937 Ashburn Rd #130
Ashburn, VA 20147
From the owner
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Celiac

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okay, LOVVEEEEE! everything here is vegan and gluten free so my entire family could enjoy! it was the yummiest gluten free food on our vacation. 10000/10 recommend.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Tasty treats. Good variety and options.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, since menus and staff can change, please verify before visiting!

Gluten Free Features

  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Donuts
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Scones

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Nut-Free Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

From the owner


The Difference Baker is a Certified FREE FROM Gluten, Soy, Peanut, Tree-Nut, Fish and Crustacean Bakery, Bistro and Shared Kitchen Space in Loudoun County, Virginia. This concept was born out of faith, love and hope for a future for families dealing with dietary restrictions. The mission of our company is to bring Heaven on Earth to those who suffer from food restrictions, one bite at a time. Allergen free food doesn’t have to taste any different. We wanted to provide a safe environment for those that suffer with immune diseases, food allergies and intolerances. We believe that food is medicine and we are here to serve anyone that wants to live a better life by choosing healthier food options. Our attention to detail and dietary restrictions sets us aside from any other bakery and bistro in all of Virginia.

We provide a safe, fun, and local place where families can come and enjoy delicious baked goods, freshly fried donuts and funnel cake bites, quesadillas & more! And most importantly, we wanted to make sure we served our community, sourced local resources, and did everything through faith and love. Our menu was thoughtfully designed and we offer much more than sweets. We have pre-made meals, pizzas, fresh juices and more! We can’t wait for you to visit our Ashburn location!

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Celiac

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My seven year old celiac son lit up with a smile when he realized he could pick anything in this bakery. After having a warm chocolate chip cookie he asked if we could give a five star review. The whole family agreed. It’s a little pricey but worth it in our mind.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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It’s nice that this place is completely gluten free but my monkey bread was just alright. It’s also very expensive and kind of annoying that you have to cook everything yourself.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We have enjoyed all the food we have purchased! Dedicated GF facility with friendly staff and wonderful knowledgeable owner. We love the seasonal specials and they are always open to thoughts of what their next new item could be. Some favorites of ours are: their carrot cupcakes, biscuits, jelly donuts, pop tarts, egg sandwich, waffles.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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Probably the best bakery I’ve been too. They do everything! I really don’t know how they are able to pull off so many delicious gluten free options but they do. These were the first GF cinnamon buns I had and it was an incredible experience! This place rocks!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I look forward to going! The baked goods are amazing and definitely worth it. It's great to have a safe place where the whole menu is available.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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100% dedicated and awesome customer service. Got myself strawberry and vanilla donuts and a chix ques. I m set for the day!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The baked goods are the best!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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For this Celiac, the thought of getting food from a completely dedicated gluten free kitchen!!! Makes my heart smile! Finally no worries of cross contamination!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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Their products are so good and their customer service for customer orders is Fantastic! We love the sourdough bread and the Stromboli’s.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Purchased dinner rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas and they were terrible. No one would eat them.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I cannot thank enough I found this place. I am gluten free and this is the place to eat cupcakes which are gluten free. They were so delicious. GF Cookies were also very very delicious.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I ordered several items to try - pretzels, cookies, monkey bread and a pie - the quality is excellent and it is super delicious. Nice to have a place that works so hard at being gluten free.

The delivery is also awesome and very convenient.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious bakery! I was amazed with how many items they had in their freezer. We picked up pretzel bites from the freezer and donuts and cupcakes from the fresh section. My maple bacon donut was to die for. I wasn’t as happy with my cupcake but my kids devoured them. I had the vanilla and for me it was just ok but my kids had the chocolate and they said they were delicious! We will definitely be back to get more goodies!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very friendly staff and high quality goods! I recommend the “brookie” brownie cookie.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and great service! My only complaint is I wish they were open all week :)

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Just had the lemon ginger scones...omg yummy!!!!! Can't believe they are GF. The texture is spot on. No crumbly graininess like some GF doughs. Sooooo good!!!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The Bistro is a dedicated gluten-free facility. As an individual with severe food allergies, I greatly appreciate that I found a bakery that makes food with no cross-contamination. The monkey bread and Funnel Cake was absolutely delicious . You definitely cannot tell it’s gluten-free. It’s pricey, tho. It cost more than in a grocery store , but it’s worth it

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic service, this is the greatest place to eat in Loudon County if you have food allergies or restrictions! Their cookies and creme donut is my favorite donut ever - the gluten eating husband says he likes it better than donuts he can have! I also love their chicken and waffles. The difference baker does an incredible job finding what people use to love (Chick-fil-A sandwiches, chicken and waffles, donuts, croissants 🥐 etc) and making it happen for allergy families 🥺♥ honestly my favorite location and I go way more than I care to admit 😂

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Owner is amazing. Goes above and beyond all safety protocols.

Amazing food. Free of top allergens. A Gluten Free/Celiac’s dream. Owner and staff are wonderful. Pick up and delivery!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Does not disappointed! Monkey break was yummy, soft pretzel was perfect and lemon bars are delicious!!!!! All three things I have rarely had since being gluten free (8 years) and everything hit the spot. Can’t wait to try everything else on the menu!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This is so good the place is clean and very gf free safe

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Variety of items including chicken pot pie and baked ziti as well as cinnamon rolls and cookies. Great staff, very knowledgeable, all natural. No dyes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Even my gluten eating coworkers loved the cupcakes from here ! I had a chicken quesadilla and wasn’t a super fan of the tortilla but it wasn’t the worse. The baked goods are where it’s at tho!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Went to this bakery for the first time last weekend. My daughter is GF so finding this bakery was great. We bought a little of everything. She really enjoyed it all. The place just opened 2 months ago. We are looking forward to watching and tasting this business grow as the owner has big plans on expanding the menu.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The tortillas are the best tortillas I've had since being diagnosed with celiac. They don't crumble. They crisp up when heated in a pan. They are soft and delicious and amazing. I'm beyond excited to finally have a dedicated GF bakery I the area!!!! Mmmmmmm.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful to have a 100% Celiac safe bakery experience! The Difference Baker has fantastic donut holes (yes, donuts!), pot pies, and cinnamon rolls. There are many other baked goods on the menu, but these are the ones I’ve tried so far. Excellent service too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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The staff was very friendly and helpful. The cinnamon rolls are amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing and I drive 25 miles to get there! Love everything I’ve tried so far and my family of celiacs and a dairy allergy are thrilled. The owners are amazing and have a great pulse on this special need bakery! Go visit soon!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Oh my gosh, absolutely the best gluten-free establishment I’ve ever been to, EVER. The food is amazing, the staff incredible, if I could give 100000000 stars I would. I have not had a cinnamon roll in over 10 years, and now I can have them, safely. The donuts....WOW! Breakfast burritos, yummy! I cannot wait to try my chicken pot pie tomorrow, amazing food to go as well. Love love love!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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So exited to have a dedicated gluten free place to safely eat!

Chicken Potpie, apple pie, chicken quesadilla, chocolate chip cookie, pumpkin scone and chocolate cupcake were all amazing!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Certified gluten free! We LOVE this place. The quesadillas, cinnamon rolls, donut holes, and everything else are fantastic!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food. Hot donut holes, fresh cinnamon rolls, made to order breakfast sandwiches and frozen treats to take home. Can’t give this enough stars. Delicious, safe, gluten free food!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing GF Bakery! Knowledgeable staff and incredible food! What a blessing to smell a delicious bakery and know I can eat everything there. Owner was there and super knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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As someone who doesn’t have a gluten intolerance, I can confidently say I would come back to The Difference Baker again and again. The cinnamon rolls are one of the best I’ve ever had, and the donut holes are a divine experience! You can tell everything is thoughtfully made with high quality ingredients and is so delicious, you’d NEVER know they were gluten-free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Alyssa, her chef and staff are amazing! Top notch service and food! So very thankful to have them here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We had two cookies today and they were SO yummy! I’m delighted to find all their treats are also dairy free. Thrilled to have this option in Loudoun now!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Stopped in for their soft opening this morning and tried their scones, cookies, and donut holes. All F A N T A S T I C! I was pleasantly surprised to see that they are also corn-free. Highly recommend this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is a certified fully gluten-free bakery and they’re nailing it! They opened yesterday and they already have their recipes perfected. We tried the fried donut holes, which are to die for. The vanilla maple flavor is reminiscent of a funnel cake! We also got the pumpkin ginger scones and oatmeal raisin cookies. Both tasted even better than I could’ve imagined! The owner and her mother are very personable and have real pride in what they’re creating. I can’t rave enough about this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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The fried donut holes are a transcendental experience

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful owner and staff! Committed to providing a safe gluten free bakery and the most yummy baked goods. We are so happy they are here!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place is incredible, we are so excited they have opened up near us! Hey he whole staff is so friendly and great, and all of the food is delicious. We can’t wait to try the whole menu!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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